Diane Von Furstenberg and Steven Kolb, Chairman and President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America continue on their serious mission to improve the future of New York Fashion Week. Following the news that New York Fashion Week looks set to become a cosumer-based event, the CFDA have now reached out to designers with a personal letter encouraging them to make the right decision when casting male and female models in their shows. 

"New York is the most diverse city in the world, and the New York runways reflect this more and more. With NYFW: Men's and Women's upon us, we'd like to remind you to keep celebrating that diversity. We would also like to highlight the CFDA's Health Initiative and its guidelines. The models' well-being is paramount — beauty is health and health is beauty. Finally, NYFW represents us as the family of American designers. For those designers showing this season, please be considerate and to start your runway shows and presentations close to schedule, and be mindful  when sharing models to avoid conflicts that could cause delays. We wish you a great fashion week," said Diane Von Furstenberg and Steven Kolb.

Men's New York Fashion Week will run from February 1-4, 2016, and Women's NYFW from February 11-18, 2016. Stay updated with Buro 24/7 Middle East as we bring you all the front row action straight from the runway.